Obituaries 01-19-2022

Marie Lentini

Longtime Seamstress at Yolanda’s Bridal Salon in Everett

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, January 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Marie A. (Taibi) Lentini, 94, who died on Friday, January 14 at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen following a brief illness. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 22, at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. At the family’s request, all attendees are asked to please wear face coverings and practice social distancing during services at the funeral home and at the church.

Marie was raised in Medford. The family later moved to Stoneham and Marie was educated in Stoneham schools. As a young woman, she went to work in several clothing factories as a seamstress. She was very talented and produced excellent work. Marie’s work ethic was instilled in her as a young woman. She worked for over 30 years at the Baron Abrahamson Co. and later worked alongside her sister, Yolanda at her Bridal Salon in Everett. Family was the center of her heart and what was truly most important to her.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Benedict C. “Ben” Lentini, loving mother of Margaret M. Lentini–Cook and her late husband, Terry of Atkinson, NH and Paula A. Lentini–Delmonte and her husband, James of Methuen; cherished grandmother of Atty. Nicole M. Cook– Gallant and her husband, Christopher of Atkinson, NH, Justin C. Cook and his fiancé, Andrea Gallego of Andover, Michael J. Delmonte of Methuen and Matthew P. Delmonte and his fiancé, Jamie Raccosta of Worcester; adored great grandmother of Aidan Cook, Madelynn Cook, Charlotte Gallant and Jackson Gallant; dear sister of the late Joseph A. “Jay” Taibi, Rose Fucillo, Caterina DeVito, Josephine DiClemente, Angelina D’Avolio, Elizabeth Bartolo, Frances Perkins and Yolanda Fucaloro. She is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Loretta Taibi of Revere and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

To send online condolences or for more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.           

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

George Gillis

MIT Retiree

George J. Gillis, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 9 at 87 years old.

George retired from MIT after a long career as Supervisor of Facility Maintenance.  George was a lifelong supporter of Everett High School sports and the Boston sports teams.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary J. (Giggie) for over 54 years, son of the late Dorothy (Risteen) and Elmer Gillis, dear and devoted brother of Dennis Gillis and his wife, Bernadette of Florida, Dorothy Dryden and her husband, Gordon of Lawrence, Diane Russo and her late husband, Joseph of Nashua, NH, Gary Gillis of Florida and Deborah Milley and her husband, Richard of Everett.  George is also survived by 18 loving nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend George’s visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, January 13 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m.  Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Contributions in George’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Mary Piantedosi

Wife of the Founder and Owner of the Piantedosi Baking Company, She Embraced All of Life’s Small and Big Moments with Gusto

Mary (Vetrano) Piantedosi of Winchester and formerly of Boca Raton, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 15.

Born September 9, 1927, she was raised in Everett where she met her husband of 69 years, the late John Piantedosi. They were the devoted and proud parents of six children: Mary Ellen Margosian and her late husband, Fred of Lexington and Chatham, John and Eileen Piantedosi of Bedford and Chatham, William Piantedosi of West Palm Beach, FL, Carol and Frank O’Brien of West Roxbury, Diane Piantedosi of Winchester, Joseph S. Piantedosi of Winchester and Laconia, NH and nine grandchildren: Sarah (Jake), Victoria, John, Aris, Julia, Gregory, David, Rachel and Joseph.

With six children, a very big yard and a vast array of family pets, the entire neighborhood seemed to gather at the Piantedosi home. And Mary loved it. There was always a ball game in the backyard, grandparents in the kitchen helping to prepare dinner, and a beautifully set table where the family ate together every night.

Mary and John were great partners in marriage and in life. When John started golfing in his 40’s, Mary knew that it was better to join him in his newly-found passion than to become a “golf widow.” They became avid golfers and were members of Nashawtuc CC, Winchester CC and Broken Sound CC, FL, collecting wonderful life-long friendships along the way.

Renowned for her hospitality, cooking, golfing and walking, all in the same order, she was always open to new experiences. She was also a passionate skier until she recognized she was at an age where it was probably best to hang up her skis for safer sports.

Mary loved to move. She walked the Boston marathon in her 60’s with two of her daughters, proudly finishing in six hours. Her love of walking never subsided. She believed it was the perfect exercise.

Mary was a gifted and skilled gardener. Inherited from her father, she had a vast knowledge of plants, trees, flowers and vegetables. Her neighbors appreciated and admired her gardens, which were bursting with flowers and color. There was even that one summer she tended to the marijuana plants her sons had planted in the backyard, not knowing what they were, but happy her kids were taking an interest in gardening, until a scene in the back yard between one son and the gardener, who did know what they were!

She had a fabulous sense of style for interior decorating, fashion and entertaining. An invitation to the Piantedosi Christmas parties was coveted and the parties legendary. The house was beautifully decorated and all the food was personally prepared by her.

Mary and John both shared a love of cooking and baking and anyone fortunate to be in their home, friends of their children or grandchildren, or any random workmen in the house, were always welcomed to their table.

Mary loved people and especially babies.

She had a particular gift for making all people feel important. The person bagging her groceries, the gas station attendant pumping her gas, the person mopping the floors of the mall. All those people who often went unnoticed were people she not only saw but also made feel valued for their work.

Mary knew a very happy life. She loved being John’s wife, and in turn, she was loved by a very fine man.

John was the “breadwinner” in the family, meant both literally and figuratively, as both a founder and owner of the family business, the now 4th  generation Piantedosi Baking Company in Malden. Working endless hours to provide for his family, she supported him in his work, keeping a beautiful home while simultaneously devoting herself to raising their six children.

She had a curiosity for learning and other cultures that stayed with her to the very end of her life. She took many trips to Italy to visit friends and family and traveled throughout Europe. Upon her return home, she would gather her family and cook-up a new recipe she discovered in her travels.  On one trip with a daughter to Italy there was a chance encounter with the world-renowned chef, Julia Child. Julia and Mary had a spirited conversation about Italian cuisine and even shared recipes.

Mary’s life was always full, but it was with the arrival of her grandchildren that she was most fulfilled. To her nine grandchildren and their friends she was known as “Grandma.”  She never missed a school event, and participated in anything she was invited to share with them, even making the trip to college to move them into their dorms. She was present for it all. She embraced all of life’s small and big moments with gusto.

Mary will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, John in the Piantedosi family Mausoleum with his parents, brothers and their wives at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Gifts in memory of her beautiful life can be made to The Children’s Room, 1210 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476. Childrensroom.org.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 22 St. Eulalia Church, Winchester, and will be available live stream at https://sainteulalia.org/live-stream.         

For online condolences please visit www.lanefuneral.com.

Nora “Nancy” Supino

Retired Ruby Wines Office Manager

Nora “Nancy” (Nee) Supino of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 12 in the Katzman Family Center for Living in Chelsea. She was 88 years old.

Born in Everett, Nancy graduated from Everett High School. She retired from Ruby Wines where she worked for over 40 years as their office manager.

She was the dear and devoted mother of Robert Supino of Hampstead, NH, June A. McCarthy and her husband, Stephen of Newton, Carl Supino, Jr of Western, MA and the late Steve J. Supino; loving Nana of Sarah Gallo and her husband, Chris and Elizabeth Courteau and her husband, Dave and Great-Nana of Jackson Courteau, and adored Grand Dog, Sonny. She was the devoted sister of John Nee and his wife, Kathy of Melrose, Peggy Bond and her late husband, Thomas of Everett, Kay Travalini of Peabody and the late Celia Ronan, May Cappuccio and Sally Finn, Joseph and Thomas Nee.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Nancy’s visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, January 19 at 10 a.m. followed by her funeral home service at 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Contributions in Nancy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated.

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Frances Sorrento

Archdiocese of Boston Retiree

Frances (Zagarella) Sorrento of Everett, entered into eternal rest, unexpectedly on January 16 in the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She was 83 years old.

Born in East Boston, Frances has been a resident of Everett for most of her life. She retired from the Archdiocese of Boston. Frances was also very active at St. Anthony’s Church, teaching CCD and singing in the choir.  She also worked at St. Anthony’s Parochial School as librarian, taught music and was a professional and talented seamstress.

Frances, after moving from her home, became a resident of the Villa Co-Op in Everett where she became very active in the management of the facility with rentals, etc.

The beloved wife for over 52 years of the late Vincent J. Sorrento, Sr. , she was the dear and devoted mother of Frank J. and his wife, Lisa of Malden, Vincent J., Jr. of Danvers and Bridget Abbott and her husband, Sean of New Hampshire; loving “Grammy” of Joseph, Samantha and Sofia Sorrento; sister of the late Joseph, Robert and Stephen Zagarella, Philly Pagliuca, Tina Bernard and Rose Murray. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Frances’ visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Sunday, January 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Frances’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105  would be sincerely appreciated.   Parking with attendants on duty. 

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